Dec 9, 2012 5:00am PST
had great growth. we looked at the issue. we have bob on our plan. the reason we have that is because we recognize this argument republicans have made, which is that raising the rates will hurt the economy has not been proven true by the facts. >> to try to put this into perspective here, i want to say, i think the story goes back 30 years. i think there's a key pivot point here. i want to play a clip from 1988. that will kind of be a good basis here. let's play that first. >> congress will push me to raise taxes and i'll say no. they will push and i'll say no. they will push again to them and i'll say, read my lips, no new taxes. >> okay. efbd remembers george bush senior saying read my lips, no new taxes. two years later, hold over deficits from the reagans. he decided to cut a deal to raise taxes and go after the deficit. there was a revolt in the republican party. it was led by newt gingrich who said no, we are not going to raise rates. from that point forward, republicans have been terrified of being on the wrong side on this issue. in 1993, bill clinton raised the rate up to 39.
Dec 15, 2012 5:00am PST
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Dec 2, 2012 5:00am PST
in 1971 talking to bob about marijuana. take a listen. >> now, this is one thing i want [ bleep ]. marijuana can i get that out of this [ bleep ]. a summery this morning about it. the marijuana thing. i want to hit it right square. immaterial to hit it square in the puss. we have ended the part where he speculates in a fashion about the relationship between jewish lawmakers. we have edited that out. that's the place where this is coming from. i think some of the skepticism against the war on drugs is born of the fact it was sold in this incredibly cynical way. >> there's a lot of cultural baggage with this. >> it's a nixon phrase. >> so instead of figuring out this cultural stuff, look at today, the health, the data and not make -- i know a lot of people have baggage from vietnam, anti-nixon. it's a lot of baggage. it's time americans grow up and have a real conversation about it. >> is consumption going to increase? are more people going to smoke it? >> the united states smokes three times it amount of marijuana the rest of the world does. >> is that true? >> per capita. >> rea
Dec 23, 2012 5:00am PST
are can necanary. and get this, the campaign manager for the republican governor bob riley who seigleman had almost defeated in 2002 and who had seigleman had vowed to run against in 2006. that's right. the u.s. prosecuting attorney managing the case was married to the man managing the case of seigleman's opponent. the star witness for the prosecution who came he had saw the governor with a check in his hand after meeting with the donor was demonstratively wrong about the time and had been extorting alabama businessmen and cooperated with the prosecutors to avoid a ten-year sentence for his own crimes. nevertheless, after two deadl k deadlocks the jewish acquitted him on 27 and convicted him. the federal judge sentenced him to seven years in prison. over 100 former politicians have tried to get him freed. this has over 41,000 signatures and you can find it at free don.org. the other man is clarence aaron convicted of a nonviolent drug fence in 1993, a 24-year-old college student with no criminal record. due to mandatory minimums he was sentenced to life without parole. aaron, introduced